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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

902 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 902
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 169
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A style of ale that was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Hop, hops, and more hops! This ale has an intense aroma and a long lingering finish. A beer for the connoisseur, this is the Brewmasters choice.

Known as Red Betty IPA in the United States.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-10-2009)
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Ratings: 902 | Reviews: 446 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

duimie, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Mr_Hoptimistic, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

shelby415, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

KrizzlyBear, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

77apm, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tivlavrie, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Boozecamel, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

stevergca, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

TT--Cashout, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Cycle69, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

YamagamiTravis, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ChrisinRI, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Coronaeus, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

hansenm72, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

rale, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Aggro, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MidwestBA, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have tried some great IPA's, and this one is among them. The problem: many Canadian liquor stores have ordered these in bulk, not realizing that IPA's tend to have a best before date. A swift look beneath the can will reveal the bottling (canning) date.

I presume that some of those who've recently posted reviews were likely tasting releases bottled well over 90 days ago. I've tasted some of these, and the difference between that and a fresh batch is astounding.

Let it be known that Red Racer, when consumed within the 90 day period, ranks among the best of them.

WantonFaun, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jamvt, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Bf_89, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

cam477, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

esto, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Phlebas86, Apr 25, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two-week-old bottle from their new brewery poured into an IPA glass. Purchased for $7 at B's Craft Beer Lounge in Langley, BC.

Appearance - Pours an almost-clear orange-yellow with a nice finger of white head. Bubbly.

Smell - Big pine/citrus hop flavors, lemon-lime undertones and a mild malt graininess

Taste - Just like the nose, the big pine/citrus come across up front, bitterness throughout and lingering on the palate at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium-high carbonation. Medium bodied. Smooth, creamy. Wonderful hop oily-ness is present and I'll attribute that to the freshness of the bottle, as I haven't noticed that in the other bottles I've had.

Overall - A fantastic IPA. Well balanced and stands out amongst the many other IPAs out there. One of the best BC has to offer.

RedSunRising, Apr 19, 2014
Red Racer IPA (India Pale Ale) from Central City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.